Tag: Anderson County

TVA’s First Project

Norris Dam in East Tennessee

It’s hard to imagine the conditions of the Tennessee Valley before Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. The Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA, was designed to bring flood control, navigation, and energy to the vast watershed. The Norris Dam was the very first of TVA’s…

Appalachian Artifacts & Lore

“I just plain hated the idea of that object being hauled to Terre Haute or Dayton and made into a table completely removed from the context of the region, and from the people who made it and used it.” Thus spoke John Rice Irwin,…

March of the “Clinton 12”

Fifty-two years ago, 12 young people from East Tennessee walked into history and changed the world. And yet their struggle was little-noted, nor long-remembered until another motivated band formed the Green McAdoo Cultural Center. In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision…

Ridge and Valley

We’ll divert from our direct path for a brief stop here, mainly to add to the scenic beauty of our tour. We’ll see O.T. Smith Athletic Field and learn a bit about sports history in East Tennessee. We’ll learn more about the relocation of…

Soups and More Done Right

We’ll end Day 2 with a healthy meal featuring freshly made soups and sandwiches. Your tour package includes a $15 voucher to cover soup and  bread or a sandwich, plus dessert and beverage, but you can add more to your order at your own…